Our guest of today’s episode is: DIANNE H.B. WELSH, Ph.D. is the Hayes Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the award-winning Cross-Disciplinary Entrepreneurship Program at The University of North Carolina-Greensboro. She is a globally known scholar in international franchising, family business, and entrepreneurship with over 150 publications. She is Past President of the Small Business Institute®, the U.S. Assn. for Small Business & Entrepreneurship, and Past Chair of the Technology and Innovation Management Division of the Academy of Management. Dianne is a great role model on how to pursue an academic career in the field of entrepreneurship, and make a positive impact to many of the students across the globe by leading through inspiration, optimism and generosity. Thank you Dianne for your time, and for being part of the fIVE podcast, sharing your insights with our listeners.
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How to build up your entrepreneurial personality? PsyCap, or Psychological Capital is defined as “an individual’s positive psychological state of development that is characterized by having confidence (self-efficacy) to take on challenging tasks, making a positive attribution (optimism) about succeeding now and in the future, redirecting paths to goals (hope) to succeed, and when beset by problems, bouncing back (resilience) to attain success” (Luthans, Youssef & Avolio, 2007, p. 3). If you want to learn more about, PsyCap or the HERO (hope, efficacy, resilience, optimism), Dianne Welsh, professor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro shares her valuable insights with you; embedded in the MOOC “Introduction to Entrepreneurship”. It’s simple to enroll and you can also get a certificate in the end.